226 posts • joined 3 May 2007
"quantum vacuum virtual plasma"
When I was a lad we called that the aether.
Re: Is it patented?
"Apple's patent for 'magical effects produced from a shiny metal something'."
Don't forget, that patent only applies if the shiny metal something has rounded corners.
I'm a bit disappointed ...
the robot butler is as close to pints-as-a-service as I could find in your infographic.
Surely there's an update to come soon, perhaps even complete with playmonauts.
Re: Everything is low res to begin with
Ah, but Keith Laumer would want his Bolo royalties.
So how thick
would my hat's aluminium foil lining have to be to prevent gamma radiation mucking with my brain?
This is what the banking industry sowed
when they decided to switch away from OS/2. It's quite unlikely that there would have been a boot from USB option there.
"However, it appears a chemical reaction provoked by fertilisers may be the explanation, rather than a chilling suicide-bombing Day of the Triffids scenario."
Rather it becomes clear why we use SALTED water to cook artichokes.
Please see Title.
I, for one,
hope there will be a fogger attachment available to emit "steam" as play gets more intense.
Clearly not a bird
I learned it from this blog post:
A Bit of a WKRP Moment, eh?
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
Re: That Hideous Strength
And the very sharp knife was wielded by an Italian, a Dr. Filostrato, as I recall.
Re: Frank Herbert
or even James Blish. There are many parallels to "A Case on Conscience" from 1958.
A spectacular novel, by the way, as is the entire four book trilogy (hmm, no wonder Adams kept going, four had already been done).
I say balderdash!
I remember reading a Superman comic back in the 1960s that explained that the human retina would retain an image for about 1/24 of a second. (Superman was scanning a film by passing it in front of his eyes at the appropriate rate.)
If you want to call Superman a liar, you're either more foolish or more courageous than I!
I'll get my coat - it's the one without a pocket full of Kryptonite.
Re: mind-controlled cursor
What, me drop a great heavy lump of coal on my foot?
You must be out of your ...
Re: Bending of light without phase preservation...
You are wrong.
I hope you feel better now.
Clearly it should be
John Barrowman, no?
Re: Missing! Exclamation! Marks!
Sir, you've posted the precise post I had intended to post.
Thank! you! for! saving! me! the! trouble!
Re: I wish them well
I hear there is a skunkworks project at IBM working on a port of OS/2 Warp for the mobile market.
Certainly I'm not the only one waiting breathlessly for this!
Just to be precise, there should be no period after the J in Forrest J Ackerman's name.
Precessing all over the place; how do they work?
Re: Well done ... again.
Actually, it means Schrodinger's cat isn't ....
Proust was right
Ils sont a la recherche du temps perdu.
Merci. Je vais chercher mon manteau.
I don't know where
he came up with his Biodome consultants. I'm all for sending Pauly Shore on the mission, just to make certain things work out well for all involved.
If it were, one would expect the units to be linguine, not inches. I fear you'll have to look elsewhere for the tech aspect.
They got the acronym wrong
“Customisable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” (CU-RTC-Web).
Clearly it ought to be CURT-COW.
There, I fixed it for you.
Re: Well, while we're being pedantic...
continuing in that vein ...
It's more like 3.375 times as big, thus 2.375 times bigger, hardly 3 times, wouldn't you say?
What do they teach in schools these days?
Re: “therapeutic” beatings.
Based upon your list, it appears that the odds of a positive outcome are quite good.
Selecting any one item at random (with its addition / deletion attached, natch), we see that at least eight of the outcomes are good (sense, respect, and manners in, shit, tar, hell, crap, and piss out) with the remaining three a potentially mixed bag (one ought to retain truth, I don't know about daylights,really, and the PGP key depends upon the circumstances, I suppose.), making it a 72.7% probability of a desirable outcome.
Those are pretty good odds, and may help to explain the corporate policy - the beatings will continue until morale improves. Of course, more research is needed in this matter.
Re: So too much ozone is bad....
Alternate solution - genetically modify the eucalyptus trees so their leaves act as powerful fans, sending the ozone they produce up to the stratosphere.
What do they teach in schools these days?
Straight from a Novel
although it was a foot, rather than a hand, but autopods can express as either, apparently.
Toward the end of Chapter 8, as I recall.
This is the dawning
of a balanced aquarium!
Apologies to the 5th Dimension and all those Hair-y types.
Two words: Dejah Thoris.
Paris because, well, isn't it obvious?
that is all.
I'm hating them
simply because they didn't call themselves Random Penguin.
Epic fail? I believe so.
I'm not sure I agree
"... this is not the first white whale to bring a message to humanity: but it would seem that NOC's message is an altogether cheerier one."
How much cheerier is "Get Out" than Moby-Dick's message, really?
Re: missed the poll
"Well all my clothes tend to have size 'M' in them, whatever that is"
That would size 1,000 if you're in Imperial clothing, but size 1,000,000 in SI garb.
Glad to be of help.
Sound and Fury
There's plenty of it to go round.
One example -
(Paris, just because)
Re: It's my understanding.....
"Yep, I guess the "negative number" would be not only your body and vital organs being flipped inside out by going faster than light, but also your mass and energy going negative. A complete upside down to your laws of physics. So an experiment most teenagers would love to see tried!"
Total protonic reversal. That would be bad.
All the nattering nabobs of negativism here - I am shocked!
It seems all to boil down to this:
We think this is how things always work.
We saw it work this way once under controlled conditions.
Therefor, it always works this way, always has, and always will.
It's simple logic, folks. Poke at it all you like, but ...
Just call it
That's so hip and all that even the cool kids will want a copy.
" With good reason, these claims to authority are called "neuro-phrenology", or more elegantly, "neurotrash"."
No doubt phrenologists everywhere are shaking with anger at the thought of being associated with this tripe.
Saturn has at least 62 moons, 53 of which have formal names ... and that's just the ones of which Wikipedia is aware!
Re: Why not print out the photographs and put them in an album?
"Most people these days wouldn't be able to transfer data from an MFM hard drive to a SATA drive."
I always preferred the RLL drives myself.
Can anyone really want to work with a screen so fully crowded with all those little logos for each of the many applets and craplets that no particular one can be found in a reasonable time?
If Ballmer et al want to use this horrid franken-interface for a few years as beta testers before foisting it on those of us who use our machines to actually produce something (rather than only consuming media), I say let them. However - I'll not be getting any of the crap anywhere near my machines until there are absolutely no remotely viable alternatives.
Good grief, what a pack of morons.
Re: Petrified Poo
Frankly, I can't imagine petrified poo flowing well at all.
Re: Everyone knows...
and likely illegal ones at that.
Am I the Only One
who misread the headline as NABBED? I was expecting the pissalyzer as well, I fear.
Is the urine the electrolyte for the dry cell pile powering the puck? Just asking ...
Ah, but were there any
playmonauts aboard? At least one could expect a "recreation" here on el Reg.
Sorry, Fedorans, but there should never be a codename with the initials B.M. <shudder></shudder>
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